1. What Is a Virtual Dementia Tour? Alzheimer's Caregivers 42:00

What is a Virtual Dementia Tour? Is it a Zoom thing?
If you aren’t familiar with a Virtual Dementia Tour you may think it’s an online resource.  Not quite. We’re all much more familiar with virtual worlds thanks to the pandemic, but Virtual Dementia tours pre-date these times. A Virtual Dementia Tour put us, the Caregiver, into the world of someone living with a form of dementia.

I had the opportunity to participate in a dementia tour back in 2019 and it was definitely a learning opportunity.  I don’t know how many of the challenges I experienced my Mom had but that didn’t matter. Having as close to a first hand experience into her world was transformative.

Virtual Dementia tours is our topic on today’s episode and I know you’re going to learn a lot. Also, be sure to be subscribed to the podcast for our second episode from Second Wind Dreams when we talk about Dementia interpreters.

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After helping care for her grandmother who had vascular dementia, Jennifer realized her Mother was showing signs of early onset Alzheimer’s. After the death of her father in 2017 Jennifer went searching for answers to many of the common questions and Alzheimer’s Caregiver faces. Being a busy entrepreneur Jennifer realized that a podcast would be the easiest way to learn more about caregiving while completing other tasks.

Sadly, in late 2017 she only found one and it didn’t quite address what she was looking for, so she did the next best thing, and started her own. The Fading Memories podcast is now in it’s fourth year and despite the death of her Mom in March 2020, Jennifer is still talking to caregivers and still learning how to be an excellent Caregiver. On the podcast she discusses caregiving, brain health, Self-Care and how to age well.